East Penn Press

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Carl L. Ackerman

Thursday, March 26, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Insurance investigator

Carl L. Ackerman, 89, of Macungie, died March 23, 2020, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Madge A. (Keiser) Ackerman. They were married for 68 years last August. Born in East Bangor, he was a son of the late Gilbert E. and Agnes S. (Lang) Ackerman.

He was a graduate of Bangor High School, Class of 1947 and Moravian College, Class of 1951.

He was an insurance investigator and claims director for Equifax Insurance Company for 43 years, retiring in 1998.

Lorna M. Harlow

Thursday, March 26, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Lorna M. “Sue” Harlow, 92, of Emmaus, died March 13, 2020, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. She was the wife of the late Parker P. “Hank” Harlow. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Helen (Kennedy) Sellars. She was a loving homemaker.

She is survived by a son, Bruce N. and his wife, Diane; daughter, Susan L. Perdick; grandchildren, Krissy and David.

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, Mass. 02241-7005.

Delphine J. Lisi

Thursday, March 26, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Emmaus

Delphine J. Lisi, 81, formerly of Emmaus, died March 14, 2020, in The Willow, Macungie. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Michael J. and Mary (Bednar) Lisi.

She worked for 42 years as a secretary for UGI.

She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Emmaus.

She is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Services are private at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements were made by the Schantz Funeral Home, P.C., Emmaus.

Donald G. Arnold, Jr.

Thursday, March 19, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Donald G. Arnold Jr., 54, of Emmaus, died March 17, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospice Inpatient Unit, Allentown. He was the husband of Rebecca L. (Zacharda) Arnold. They celebrated 33 years of marriage last September. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Donald G. Sr. and Marie (Schaller) Arnold.

He worked for Reeb Millwork, Inc., Bethlehem for the last 35 years.

He was a member of Locust Valley Chapel, Coopersburg and enjoyed music, hiking and being outdoors.

Stephanie Sikorski

Thursday, March 19, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

member, St. Paul’s Orthodox Church

Stephanie Sikorski, 94, of Bethlehem, died March 14, 2019. She was the wife of the late Joseph Sikorski. They were married for 62 years. Born in Milwaukee, Wis., she was the daughter of the late Stephan and Anna (Bereza) Salash, of Allentown.

She graduated from William Allen High School in 1943.

She and her husband ran the College View Hotel and Dietz Freight Line Moving Co. She launched a career later in life as a manager with John Wanamaker’s.

Thelma I. Wenner

Thursday, March 19, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Emmaus High School graduate

Thelma I. Wenner, 84, a longtime resident of Worcester, died March 11, 2020, at Brandywine Living at Dresher Estates. She was the wife of the late Walter H. Wenner Jr., who died in 1998. Born in Acme, she was a daughter of the late Clyde and Luella (Keslar) Anderson.

She was a graduate of Emmaus High School. She received an associate degree in applied sciences from Montgomery County Community College and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.

Gloria S. Gekas

Thursday, March 19, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Gloria S. Gekas, 81, of Macungie, died March 14, 2020, surrounded by her family at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of George G. Gekas. They were married for 60 years. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Theodore and Vera (Charles) Stratos.

She was a member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Bethlehem and active with the Ladies Philoptochos of the Cathedral.

Paul C. Kneller

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Salisbury High School graduate

Paul C. Kneller, 55, of Bethlehem, died Feb. 20, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Barbara J. (Harte) Kneller, of Bethlehem and the late Charles P. Kneller.

He was a graduate of Salisbury High School.

He was a member of Unity House in Bethlehem and a dedicated caregiver to his parents.

He was a parishioner at the former St. Lawrence the Martyr Catholic Church, North Catasauqua and St. Anne Catholic Church, Bethlehem.

He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed following all the Philly teams.

Albert I. Schantz

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Emmaus

Albert I. Schantz, formerly of Emmaus and later of Exeter Township, died March 6, 2020, at The Willow in Macungie. He was the husband of the late Jennie A. (Evert) Schantz. Born in Upper Milford Township, he was the son of the late Andrew J. and Edith (Rohrbach) Schantz.

For 42 years, he worked as an account administrator for UGI before retiring in 1988.

He was an Army veteran serving during World War II and a life member of the Macungie VFW.